Testimonial Category: Scholarships

Hoene Annual Scholarship

Mr. Thomas Hoene, T. u. H. Hoene Stiftung, Germany says:

“We, at the T. u. H. Hoene Stiftung, believe that education and training are the solutions for need, misery, poverty, violence, discrimination, and discord in our world. Only those who are able to help themselves will be able to make a good contribution to their own development and thus to the development of humanity. Our goal is to create the conditions for as many people as possible, primarily children and young people, to shape their own lives and thus give them the chance to positively shape their social environment. We decided to engage in the scholarship program at Bethlehem University after a trip to the Holy Land in 2019. We consider our commitment there as an individual spark of peace that we want to ignite so that it can be carried on into a region that is longing for peace. We feel happy that the University selected the student Marian Nasserallah to receive our scholarship. We had the chance to get to know her during a video call coordinated by Ms. Shahinda Nassar, Development Officer in June 2020. It was a wonderful experience to see the impact of our gift.”

Scholarship Recipient Mariam Nasserallah, 2nd-year Biology major student

Friends of Bethlehem Inc. Scholarship

Prof. Peter Manning, Hon. Treasurer, Friends of Bethlehem Inc., Australia says:

“I thought it very appropriate that this is the 72nd anniversary of Nakba Day, May 15, and we at Friends of Bethlehem in Sydney are able to contribute to giving a young deserving Palestinian student a chance of an excellent professional job and a life career in Palestine. I am sure that the local inner-city Sydney activist woman who gave us these funds as her bequest, Ms. Jane Carew Howarth, would be extremely happy today to be seeing this happen, exactly as she intended supporting Palestine.”

Scholarship Recipient Daleda Jarayseh, 3rd year Nursing major student

EOHSJ- Scottish Lieutenancy Annual Scholarship

H.E. James Ritchie Greig, KGCHS, Lieutenant of EOHSJ- Scotland Lieutenancy says:

“We decided to support a student at Bethlehem University for a number of reasons. Those members who have been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land have visited BU. We were given a guided tour of campus where we were able to meet and speak to students who gave their experiences of student life at BU. They were upbeat, positive, and optimistic. It was a good experience for our members to meet young men and women on the cusp of educational achievement and careers. I think this moved us to want to help, and providing a scholarship is a way the Lieutenancy could do this. Those of us who entered higher education would have had much the same kind of experiences as BU students. However, we didn’t have difficulties to contend with such as checkpoints and other overt restrictions on life in Palestine. That difference made us want to help in a tangible way. We wish “our” student Widad all the best in her studies; she is in our prayers.”

Scholarship Recipient Widad Jeries,
2nd year Software Engineering major student

Bridges for Bethlehem Charitable Farms Annual Scholarship

Ms. Diana Toups, Custodian of Bridges for Bethlehem, United States of America says:

“Bridges for Bethlehem chose to make this donation because we believe in the Arabic saying, “A woman can rock a baby with one hand and change the world with the other.” Our hearts are drawn to many projects in the Holy Land, but our greatest joy is to support feminine voices which often provide needed balance amidst conflict. We scrape every penny that we can together to assist with education. We may be small, but our hearts are strong. We believe we can make a difference toward freedom and peace by supporting one woman at a time. We are extremely grateful to Bethlehem University for so admirably helping us with our goals. Thanks be to God.”

Scholarship Recipient Adriana Murad,
2nd year Pre-school Education major student.